Friday, January 20, 2012

Design Happiness #46

WOW! can you believe that it is already Friday!  Well, I'm having a fun time working with these different challenges, and learning a few things to help my stampin' business.  The wonderful Tina from Sketch Frenzy Friday has designed a wonderfully creative sketch for us and YOU to work with.  The thing that I love the most about these great sketches, is that they allow you some creative freedom and use the wonderful Stampin' Up! products.  I mean how much more great can it be?  So, if you are a super fan of these products, but are either looking for a great challenge, or some inspiration, I encourage you to play along with us and take on the challenge.  We would love to see what you create!
Here is the sketch:


At first when I saw this sketch, I thought, ugh, I'm not a big fan of partial circles on cards.  But, then, I just let the sketch lay around for a few days, and then it occured to me, 'I don't have to make the half circle a piece of paper.  I can make it an image (medallion stamp, or a ring of butterflies, or...)  The rectangle could be a sentiment, or a label, or ...    So, don't be limited by just what you see, but what you 'see'.  Then I was looking for some inspiration, so I headed over to one of my favorite challenge sites, that I find a lot of inspiration; CR84FN color challenge.  This week, the colors are light pink, yellow, and a neutral.  It just sounds pretty and feminine, so that was the look that I was going for.
Here is their inspirational photo and quote:



Here is my card:


For this card I used So Saffron as my 'yellow'. and Pink Pirouette as my 'light pink'.  For the 'neutral' I used both black and white.  I first stamped the floral image in so saffron classic ink, onto so saffron card stock, randomly, and the very vanilla tag.  Then I stamped the 'hello doily' background stamp in versa mark and then poured white embossing powder on it.  Heated this gorgeously detailed image with my heat gun.  I created a flower with pink pirouette and first edition dsp with the bird & bloom die.  I created a tag with the lots of tags die and cut it out of very vanilla cardstock.  I stamped 'for you' in basic black classic ink  Then I a string of half faux pearls along one edge and a silver glitter butterfly to the other side.  I matted this whole piece onto a piece of basic black cardstock.  The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock.
I'm really happy with how this card turned out.  And I hope that you join this Sketch Frenzy Friday blog hop and see what Tammy F. has created.  And join us for a challenge.

9 comments:

Deb said...

This is really pretty, Sharon! I love the colors and the silver butterflies! Gorgeous!

Dorian Romero said...

Beautiful! I haven't gotten a chance to take on this challenge because I haven't "seen" my card with this sketch. Thank you so much for the tips!

Mynnette said...

What a pretty feminine card! :) LOVE that doily stamp--perfect touch!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Really pretty - the backing has a lovely damask look and the stamped doily - just fab!!! I do like the sparkle with the butterflies. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Patrice Herrera said...

Oh I love your color choices. What a beautiful card! The white doily background is perfect for the sketch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Sharon! What a beautiful card! That doily looks identical to one that my sister crochets! STUNNING! Is that a current SU image? That 3D blossom is gorgeous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Sharon, I LOVE the flower image on the So Saffron and that doily image is so GORGEOUS! Such a PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

inkedx2 said...

So pretty! Love the bling and flower.

Sharon said...

The large doily stamp is actually a current SU! stamp. It's one of their 'background' stamps, entitled, 'Hello Doily'.